Monthly Archives: July 1739

July 1, 1739

1739 July 1 (Sunday).  Mr. White preach’d a.m. on 1 Tim. 2.6.  I preach’d p.m. on Ps. 99.5.9.

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July 2, 1739

1739 July 2 (Monday).  I visited Mr. Isaac Tomlin on Mr. Pomeroys Horse.  John Rogers mowing p.m.  The Gentlemen, viz. Mr. White, Mr. Pomroy, and Mr. Jarvis went afishing at the River by Neighbor Hows.[1]  I went to raking Hay.  … Continue reading

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July 3, 1739

1739 July 3 (Tuesday).  Mr. Pomeroy took leave and Sett off for New Haven.  N.B. Mrs. Pierpoint was very ill in the Night and this morning.  My Wife was up most of the night.  Mr. White went for the Doctor … Continue reading

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July 4, 1739

1739 July 4 (Wednesday).  Mr. Joseph Grants Mare which I rode down got out of the Pasture this morning, but I got Deacon Sparhawks[1] lad to go up the Road after her which she [sic] did.  I rode to Boston … Continue reading

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July 5, 1739

1739 July 5 (Thursday).  I was at College the forepart of the Day and din’d at Sir Buckminsters, but went to Boston p.m.  N.B. the Meazles at Boston.  My Aged and Honored Mother Weak and Sick and low.  I return’d … Continue reading

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July 6, 1739

1739 July 6 (Friday).  Brother Champney carry’d my Daughter Molly to Waterton to Mr. Benjamins[1] and from thence she rode up Mrs. Pierpoints Horse.  We din’d at Baldwins.[2]  Mr. Keyes of Boston din’d with us.  Mr. Frink and Mr. Willard[3] … Continue reading

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July 7, 1739

1739 July 7 (Saturday).  Mr. White and I at our Preparations and my Boys raking Hay but carry’d none in.

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July 8, 1739

1739 July 8 (Sunday).  Mr. White a.m. on Phil. 2.12.13.  I preach’d p.m. on 1 John 1.7, which I deliver’d on occasion of Mrs. Pierpoints being about to take her Journey from us to New Haven.

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July 9, 1739

1739 July 9 (Monday).  Mrs. Pierpoint, Mr. White and Mrs. Sarah Noyes Sett out upon their Journey, And my wife and I accompany’d them up to Worcester.  We call’d at Mr. Cushings, going and returning.  We din’d at Deacon Howards, … Continue reading

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July 10, 1739

1739 July 10 (Tuesday).  No Body at Work at Corn or Hay from Day to Day (except a Few Rows of Corn plough’d by Deacon Forbush) John Rogers being Sick.  Showery.  N.B. Jonathan Witt[1] and Dinah Johnson[2] here in the … Continue reading

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July 11, 1739

1739 July 11 (Wednesday).  Fine Day but no Body at Work except my little Boys.  I walk’d down to Ensign Maynards, where was Mr. Tainter[1] of Marlborough.  P.M. he was at our House, as was also Mr. Caleb Rice.  N.B. … Continue reading

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July 12, 1739

1739 July 12 (Thursday).  I walk’d to Mr. Rogers’s in the Morning.  Dr. [?] Daniel Forbush[1] and Zebulon Rice[2] came to Hoing my Corn.  At about 3 p.m. came Mr. Winchester[3] and Mr. James Fay[4] and mowed in my upper … Continue reading

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July 13, 1739

1739 July 13 (Friday).  Elijah and Adonijah Rice[1] and Phinehas Forbush[2] to help me.  Elijah mow’d, the others hoed.  Ensign Maynard’s old Mare to plough.  P.M. Charles and Ephraim Bruce[3] came and the first mow’d, the other hoed.  Yet they … Continue reading

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July 14, 1739

1739 July 14 (Saturday).  Very much hinder’d by my Hay — yet study’d great part of the Day.

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July 15, 1739

1739 July 15 (Sunday).  On Matt. 10.1-4.  P.M. Repeated sermon on Eph. 3.8, page 10 to 17, from Eph. 2.7.  At noon I took advice with the Deacons about laying Brother Isaac Tomlins Circumstances before the Church, he being very … Continue reading

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July 16, 1739

1739 July 16 (Monday).  Rainy.

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July 17, 1739

1739 July 17 (Tuesday).  I borrow’d Ebenezer Maynards Horse and rode to Grafton to Mr. Harwoods[1] to See his Mare, to Mr. Jonathan Morse’s to see an Horse of his and to Mr. Prentices who rode with me to Deacon … Continue reading

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July 18, 1739

1739 July 18 (Wednesday).  I was at the Funeral of Mr. Simeon Haywards Child.  N.B. Discourse of the Meazles being at Shrewsbury Close by us.

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July 19, 1739

1739 July 19 (Thursday).  Lecture on Isa. 55.7.  The Brethren of the Church Stop’d after Lecture to conferr about Some Relief to be afforded to Brother Isaac Tomlin junior.  N.B. John Rogers mow’d my Barley this morning.

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July 20, 1739

1739 July 20 (Friday).  Deacon Forbush came and mowed all Day.

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July 21, 1739

1739 July 21 (Saturday).  Mr. James Bridgham[1] here in his return to Brimfield.  P.M. Mr. Lull sent to me to go and see his sick Child.  Ebenezer Maynard came and carry’d in my Barley, whilst I visited Mr. Lull’s Child. … Continue reading

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July 22, 1739

1739 July 22 (Sunday).  Sacrament.  Preach’d on Ps. 16.2.  Cousen Winchester din’d with us.  P.M. Benjamin How[1] and his Wife made their Humiliation. [1]Worcester church records, 22 July 1739: “Benjamin How and Tabitha his Wife made their Humiliations for the … Continue reading

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July 23, 1739

1739 July 23 (Monday).  In the morning William, John and Jonathan Rogers and James Bradish were mowing for me (Upon Wages) and the last of them continued all Day, but the 3 Rogers’s went home after Dinner.  Cornelius Biglo also … Continue reading

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July 24, 1739

1739 July 24 (Tuesday).  Mr. Biglo work’d for me, mowing and raking.  We had so much to rake that I rak’d with them all the Afternoon.  N.B. Mr. Joshua Wheelers Son, of Lancaster, a Turner, here with his Wooden Ware.  … Continue reading

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July 25, 1739

1739 July 25 (Wednesday).  Mr. Biglo work’d for me, mowing and Carting Hay in.  I assisted what I could.  At Eve Raking, Poling, etc.  At night Mr. Biglo went home, asking wages only for the Two last Dayes.

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July 26, 1739

1739 July 26 (Thursday).  Drisly weather.  In the morning we pol’d in Hay.  At noon walk’d as far as Jedidiah Hows where I had an Horse to ride to Shrewsbury Lecture.  I did not get up there till Mr. Cushing … Continue reading

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July 27, 1739

1739 July 27 (Friday).  Mr. Belknap here at Evening.

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July 28, 1739

1739 July 28 (Saturday).  Mr. Biglo began to reap my Rie.  The Boys did not wholly finish our Hoeing till to Day.  N.B. Mr. Francis Pierce here.  The widow Brigham’s (of Marlborough) Funeral.  Mr. Stone officiated.

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July 29, 1739

1739 July 29 (Sunday).  On 1 Cor. 6.18.  Former p.m.  Mr. Tainter[1] and Mrs. Joslin[2] din’d here. [1]Simon Tainter of Westborough. [2]Mrs. Joseph Joslin of Westborough.

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July 30, 1739

1739 July 30 (Monday).  Cloudy Weather.  Brother Hicks to Cambridge.  Mrs. Dolly Rice to Boston.

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July 31, 1739

1739 July 31 (Tuesday).  Fine Weather.  Mr. Biglo reaping.  At Evening I walk’d to the ministerial Meadow.  Found that there were 4 Stacks of Hay, 3 Load in Cock and about as much in Swarth and that all the South … Continue reading

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